We meet with a number of men and women who feel concerned about the way that age has affected their facial aesthetic. Although sagging skin, volume loss, and wrinkles can put a damper on self-confidence, many people who take issue with these problems also want to avoid surgery. We are pleased to offer an “in-between.” The Silhouette InstaLift is not a surgical procedure, yet it can give you the lift you need for facial rejuvenation.
What is Silhouette InstaLift?
Silhouette InstaLift is a suspension suture which lifts the deeper layers of your skin for a more youthful appearance. The Silhouette InstaLift is a facial re-contouring procedure that requires local anesthesia and little downtime. One of the aspects of this procedure that make it unique is the ongoing production of collagen that it instigates. It doesn’t just lift, it regenerates youthful looking skin.
What can InstaLift improve?
This minimally invasive procedure is intended for the correction of mid-face sagging. The strategic placement of suture material suspends the tissue along the cheeks. As a result of mid-face lifting, the jaw line also improves.
How does Silhoutte InstaLift work?
The in-office procedure is performed after careful evaluation and planning. Prior to your treatment, we will discuss your concerns and how the Silhouette InstaLift can ease them. The procedure itself involves the placement of an absorbable suture, or string.
From the initial insertion point, the polylactic acid thread is inserted with “cones” facing in one direction. A second thread is then placed, with “cones” facing in the other direction. This creates an anchor within connective tissues from which the lift is created. Over time, the sutures and cones are absorbed, but subtle scar tissue and collagen continue to support the new, younger-looking position of the skin.
Can Silhoutte InstaLift be combined with other procedures?
Surgical facelift treatment is often combined with other procedures, such as fat grafting or dermal fillers. This is because facelift surgery only lifts and tightens the skin over skeletal structure. It does nothing to restore the volume that is naturally lost as we age.
The Silhouette InstaLift achieves two objectives: it immediately lifts the skin in the mid face, and then it supports the ongoing production of collagen for long term improvements. As collagen is rebuilt, volume in the mid face is restored. For this reason, it may not be necessary for InstaLift patients to combine this procedure with other treatments.
Ideal patient for Silhouette InstaLift
A good candidate for an instalift would be someone not ready for a facelift, but needs more lifting than provided by facial fillers.
How does Instalift work at stimulating the production of collagen?
Over time the sutures will naturally be absorbed by your body while stimulating production of collagen to aid healthy renewal of your skin to produce natural-looking long lasting results.
How does this anti-aging procedure compare to other treatments?
The primary difference between Silhouette InstaLift and the surgical facelift is that this alternative does not require general anesthesia. There is also minimal downtime compared to the surgical approach. Most patients are back to their normal activities within 48 hours. Because there are no incisions, there is minimal risk of noticeable bruising. Silhouette InstaLift also stands apart from other non-surgical skin tightening procedures. With our treatment, results are immediately visible.
What is the typical downtime required, and how soon until patients see results?
Immediate results with minimal downtime. Some patients might experience moderate bruising for 2-3 days.
How long do the results last for Silhouette InstaLift?
The InstaLift rebuilds the foundation on which youthful skin sits. Every patient may notice varying results in terms of the degree of lifting and longevity of results.On average, the skin remains tighter and smoother for up to 18 months.
How do I get started?
We want to help you open the door to a more beautiful you. Learn more about the Silhouette InstaLift, and discover if this treatment is right for you. Contact our office at 925.838.4900 to schedule a consultation. Our practice in Danville, CA serves Walnut Creek, San Ramon and surrounding areas.